A surprisingly brown beer, that lacked the ruby red highlights that the style often has. Some head, but poor retention and almost no lace.
Obviously malt based with some spicy overtones, perhaps some ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, but whatever spices are present they serve to provide a little bitterness and dry warmth.
Highly drinakble with a nice orange peel bitter citrus finish. Not hop based but just dark enough to suggest a hint of smoke and dark winter days. A very nice beer that is highly drinkable AND has a nice alcohol kick – a nice combo.
Not as good, or as rich as Sam Adams Old Fezzy in my opinion, but of similar quality, and like that beer, it’s a shame that this is not available in sixers as a winter seasonal as opposed to only being part of the mixed 12 pack. Come on BB, what about it?